Discover the City Tour

Starting from $ 150.00

Per person in group Service
Dificulty:
Relaxing
Maximum Altitude:
3.300 meter /11.152 ft
Minimum Altitude:
Group Size:
6-12 -16 max (Small)
Tour Style:
Culture, History
Season:
Year round
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Overview

ELEVATION CUSCO: 3,300 meters/11,152 feet

This is a half day tour.

We will spend our time learning about the culture of the Quechua Incan people. We offer tours either from 8:00am to 1:00pm or from 1:00pm to 6:00pm, picking you up from your hotel and dropping you off once the tour is finished.
We will visit some nearby places like the main Colonia Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun, Convent of Santo Domingo and archeological sites in Sucsayhuaman, Quenqo, Tambomachay and Pukapukara.

When you Arrive in Cusco

Many people ask about altitude sickness, wondering if it will be a problem. Altitude sickness is caused when there is less oxygen in your bloodstream due to being at a high altitude above sea level. It can cause fatigue or general tiredness or even dehydration, dizziness, vomiting or nausea and loss of appetite. “Periodic Breathing” is common at high altitudes. It involves alternate periods of deep and shallow breathing, and breathing may even cease for between 3 and 15 seconds. When it occurs at high altitudes, periodic breathing is not a medical problem on its own. It is just the body’s physiological response to having lower-than-normal oxygen levels in the atmosphere. Your body reacts to this by making you breathe faster and deeper. This in turn causes a quick build-up of carbon dioxide in your blood, which feeds back to your respiratory system causing your breathing to slow down or even stop for a short while. When your body senses a further drop in oxygen levels in the blood, it is kick-started into breathing faster and deeper again. And so, the cycle continues.
Periodic breathing can interfere with your sleep if the periods of no breathing wake you up or make you sleep restlessly. If this becomes a problem, taking the prescription medicine acetazolamide (Diamox) may help. (ASK YOUR DOCTOR).

We take care of our clients and want you to enjoy your vacation so our agency receives support from a doctor who can advise you if you are feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.
The best advice we can give is to relax and take in plenty of fluids, walk slowly and avoid heavy food and alcohol for at least your first 2 days here. It is best to do short and non-strenuous activities for your first few days until you acclimate to the altitude.

HIGHLIGHTS

Family Owned Company! Discover Pachamama is owned and operated by Jose and Marizol Soto who were both Born in Peru and currently live in Cusco, Peru. They have a strong passion and love for their country and culture and they want to share it. They are also passionate about the empowerment of women throughout Peru. They are both experienced guides who have over 20 years’ experience hiking the Inca Trail. Here at Discover Pachamama our focus is our guests and you will be treated like part of our family. They both understand that operating a tour company is not simply about taking travelers on a route from point A to point B. It is the journey that allows you to learn and experience firsthand the local traditions and culture all while soaking in the incredible views along the way and possibly a journey of self-discovery. Jose and Marizol aim to fulfill their dreams of sharing the natural beauty and history of Peru with travelers from all around the world. We realize this could be a once in lifetime experience for some of you and we want to make sure you have the best experience. Jose and Marizol are surrounded by a team of experienced, knowledgeable, bilingual guides and trained chefs and amazing porters who our their family.

ITINERARY

We will pick you up from your hotel in a private car or van. Pick up times will depend on whether you have chosen a morning or afternoon tour. We will visit four Incan Archaeological sites- SACSAYHUAMAN, QENQO, PUCAPUCARA, and TAMBOMACHAY. The sites and the ruins we explore will show examples of ancient Incan engineering skills and offer an insight into how previous generations lived and worked. To get to these places we will drive about 25 minutes outside of the Cusco. When we return to Cusco, we will visit the MAIN CATHEDRAL and QORICANCHA- THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN. Our guides will explain the history of these buildings and you will be able to enjoy the artwork contained within them.

This will also be a good opportunity for clients to ask any questions they have about trips to Machupicchu or other trekking activities they have planned.

Price

$150 PER PERSON
5 or More travelers will be arranged and priced by DISCOVER PACHAMAMA representative.

Inclusions

Included

  • Round trip transportation in a private van
  • Professional English speaking Tour Guide

Not Included

  • Entrance fee to Cathedral and Qoricancha
  • Entrance fees for archeological sites – the tourist ticket is 130 soles (full ticket) or 70 soles (partial ticket)
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What you need to bring

  • Your own Tourist ticket (not included in price)
  • Sun hat, sun glasses
  • Sunblock, insect repellent
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Backpac
  • Snacks & Water
  • Camera, photography equipment
  • Extra money to tip your guide
  • Any medication you may need

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